Questions in Contemporary Medicine and the Philosophy of Charles Taylor: An Introduction

Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 36 (4):329-334 (2011)
This article provides an introduction to the articles in this theme issue. This collection examines epistemological, ontological, moral and political questions in medicine in light of the philosophical ideas of Charles Taylor. A synthesis of Taylor's relevant work is presented. Taylor has argued for a conception of the human sciences that regards human life as meaningful–deriving meaning from surrounding horizons of significance. An overview of the interdisciplinary articles in this issue is presented. This collection advances our thinking in the philosophy of medicine as well as the philosophy of Charles Taylor
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    Charles Taylor (1995). Two Theories of Modernity. Hastings Center Report 25 (2):24-33.
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